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  1. Halloweenoreo's Avatar
    Anyone that has used the fast wireless charger us it any good or worth it? I'm coming from a note 3 so haven't had one yet.

    I know best buy price matches amazon and can get it for 42 bucks but before I pull the trigger wanted feedback on them

    Thanks in advance
    08-10-2016 01:54 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Fast Wireless charging is just as fast as a normal, 2A wired charger, it won't be as fast as a QuickCharge wired one. But it's definitely faster than a normal wireless charger.
    08-10-2016 01:59 PM
  3. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Fast Wireless charging is just as fast as a normal, 2A wired charger, it won't be as fast as a QuickCharge wired one. But it's definitely faster than a normal wireless charger.
    Ok. So this will save me from starting an entirely new thread. Can you explain the following for me in Layman's and real world terms?

    What is QC and how is it different?

    Do you have to get all different equipment to take advantage of QC?

    USB-C WILL let us use QC, correct?

    How is different from Adaptive Fast Charging?

    And when you say wireless works just as well as a wired 2A, does that mean a normal charger or an Adaptive Fast Charger?


    Sorry for all the questions lol
    08-10-2016 02:27 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    No problem! Let's see if I can answer it all
    1) QC and Adaptive Fast Charging are basically the same thing: Fast Charging. They're just different names given by different companies. QC, the most generic of the two, has several revisions and QC2 (currently what Samsung's AFC is based upon) is slower than QC3.
    2) USB-C will let you use Fast Charging.
    3) Wireless charging is slower than a normal, wired charger, so people tend to assume that because a wireless charger has 'fast charging' slapped on it, they'll have the same charging speeds as a wired QC or AFC charger. They won't. A Wireless Fast Charger is closer in charging speeds as a normal, non-QuickCharging 2A wired charger. So a 'Fast' wireless charger will just charge your phone like a normal charger would, just faster than a normal wireless charger would. 'True' Fast Charging can only come (right now) from wired chargers equipped to do so. The charger included with the Note 7 will be Fast-Charging-enabled.
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    08-10-2016 02:56 PM
  5. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    No problem! Let's see if I can answer it all
    1) QC and Adaptive Fast Charging are basically the same thing: Fast Charging. They're just different names given by different companies. QC, the most generic of the two, has several revisions and QC2 (currently what Samsung's AFC is based upon) is slower than QC3.
    2) USB-C will let you use Fast Charging.
    3) Wireless charging is slower than a normal, wired charger, so people tend to assume that because a wireless charger has 'fast charging' slapped on it, they'll have the same charging speeds as a wired QC or AFC charger. They won't. A Wireless Fast Charger is closer in charging speeds as a normal, non-QuickCharging 2A wired charger. So a 'Fast' wireless charger will just charge your phone like a normal charger would, just faster than a normal wireless charger would. 'True' Fast Charging can only come (right now) from wired chargers equipped to do so. The charger included with the Note 7 will be Fast-Charging-enabled.
    Give this boy a medal and a drink! Thank you so much!
    08-10-2016 03:19 PM
  6. Halloweenoreo's Avatar
    Yes thank you for that !
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    08-10-2016 03:26 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Haha thanks, just trying to help
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    08-10-2016 03:27 PM
  8. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Haha thanks, just trying to help
    No. Sometimes amidst the arguing, it's hard to decipher real information. So truly, thanks lol.

    And one more question: If QC and AFC are interchangeable, why do so many argue about which is better?
    08-10-2016 03:37 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    They're probably talking about the different QC standards, which vary in speed. Samsung based theirs off of QC 2.0, and now that QC 3 is out and they announced that they wouldn't support it in the S7 or Note 7 lines, people went crazy (some people, others just don't really care that much).

    QC is a Qualcomm standard, so it works only for Qualcomm devices. AFC, albeit based off QC, also works with Samsung's Exynos processors. But they're essentially the same thing.
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    08-10-2016 03:54 PM
  10. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    They're probably talking about the different QC standards, which vary in speed. Samsung based theirs off of QC 2.0, and now that QC 3 is out and they announced that they wouldn't support it in the S7 or Note 7 lines, people went crazy (some people, others just don't really care that much).

    QC is a Qualcomm standard, so it works only for Qualcomm devices. AFC, albeit based off QC, also works with Samsung's Exynos processors. But they're essentially the same thing.
    Understood. Thanks for the clarity.
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    08-10-2016 04:32 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I have two fast wireless chargers for my S7 edge. Being around the same battery size, I can say that they should charge at about the same speed. I've been happy with the fast wireless charging. Now the regular wireless charging.... The only thing that one is good for in my opinion is charging overnight. Takes fooorrrreeeeva.

    I say all that to say, I definitely think the fast wireless charger is worth it. I really like mine. I would buy one again.
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    08-10-2016 05:56 PM
  12. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I have two fast wireless chargers for my S7 edge. Being around the same battery size, I can say that they should charge at about the same speed. I've been happy with the fast wireless charging. Now the regular wireless charging.... The only thing that one is good for in my opinion is charging overnight. Takes fooorrrreeeeva.

    I say all that to say, I definitely think the fast wireless charger is worth it. I really like mine. I would buy one again.
    You prefer is to charge slow overnight?
    08-10-2016 06:15 PM
  13. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    You prefer is to charge slow overnight?
    I personally prefer the fast all the time, but the regular chargers are cheaper and I have some from when that's all was available. Overnight is pretty much the only time that it being slow doesn't matter in my opinion.

    Some would argue that it's better for the phone because less heat is generated, but I just prefer to charge as quickly as possible during the day cause I never know when I'll be back on the go.
    08-10-2016 06:49 PM
  14. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I personally prefer the fast all the time, but the regular chargers are cheaper and I have some from when that's all was available. Overnight is pretty much the only time that it being slow doesn't matter in my opinion.

    Some would argue that it's better for the phone because less heat is generated, but I just prefer to charge as quickly as possible during the day cause I never know when I'll be back on the go.
    I hope I don't overcharge this new phone.
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    08-10-2016 06:54 PM
  15. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    Also note that fast wireless defaults to slow wireless when the screen is on. It's a thermal protection thing.
    08-11-2016 12:23 AM
  16. Indabaa's Avatar
    Using Official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging usb car charger for your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge or you can also go with Maxboost of the best brand for car chargers. Both are the best one and never got dissatisfied.

    Which S7 Edge fast charger do I get for the car? - Post #3
    08-11-2016 02:00 AM
  17. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Anyone that has used the fast wireless charger us it any good or worth it? I'm coming from a note 3 so haven't had one yet.

    I know best buy price matches amazon and can get it for 42 bucks but before I pull the trigger wanted feedback on them

    Thanks in advance
    I love it. Have one for my night stand and desk.

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    08-11-2016 02:01 AM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I hope I don't overcharge this new phone.
    You won't. Both charger (quality ones, at least) and phone are protected. The only 'downside' is the heat dispersion from the faster charging, but like I said before, that would only affect it adversely over a very long period of time (one that exceeds 'normal' phone lifespans); by the time it would get to decreasing the battery performance, the battery itself is starting to 'die' anyway.
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    08-11-2016 10:53 AM
  19. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    You won't. Both charger (quality ones, at least) and phone are protected. The only 'downside' is the heat dispersion from the faster charging, but like I said before, that would only affect it adversely over a very long period of time (one that exceeds 'normal' phone lifespans); by the time it would get to decreasing the battery performance, the battery itself is starting to 'die' anyway.
    Good. Because charging the phone overnight has always bothered me, like I'm overcharging the battery. And yeah, that heat dispersion is annoying lol.
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    08-11-2016 10:58 AM
  20. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Good. Because charging the phone overnight has always bothered me, like I'm overcharging the battery. And yeah, that heat dispersion is annoying lol.
    It's not that bad. The phone will get hotter sitting on a dashboard cradle while driving 20 minutes at lunch time on a sunny day. But I agree with other posters, I keep my fast chargers around for, well, quick charges during the day (although I hardly ever need them, mind you, since the battery is pretty good) and keep a 'slow' wireless charger by my bed for overnight (and it acts as a night light!).
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    08-11-2016 11:17 AM
  21. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    It's not that bad. The phone will get hotter sitting on a dashboard cradle while driving 20 minutes at lunch time on a sunny day. But I agree with other posters, I keep my fast chargers around for, well, quick charges during the day (although I hardly ever need them, mind you, since the battery is pretty good) and keep a 'slow' wireless charger by my bed for overnight (and it acts as a night light!).
    And your battery life is legit?
    08-11-2016 11:20 AM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    I find fast wireless charging to be pretty slow. It is faster than regular wireless charging but much slower than qc 2.0
    08-11-2016 11:26 AM
  23. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I find fast wireless charging to be pretty slow. It is faster than regular wireless charging but much slower than qc 2.0
    Seriously? Like a measurable amount?

    And if FC isn't really great for your battery, it's QC any better?
    08-11-2016 11:29 AM
  24. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I hope I don't overcharge this new phone.
    Yup, can go from 7am to 10 or 11pm on a single charge with my normal use (it's not super-screen-time intensive, though, just hours of music through BT headphones, lots of e-mails, constant Android Wear connection, a couple active navigations, and the occasional social media check/post, maybe a quick video or two). Usually about 4 hours of screen-on time, but I know that it could go higher if I was just watching movies or something like that.

    Oh, yeah, that's on an S7 Edge. Had very similar life with a Note 5, so I can't see why the Note 7 would be any different if not better. And that's why I really don't miss the removable battery. Used it only a couple of times with the Note 4, and that was it. Still have the charger and battery like new gathering dust because it went unused. For those picture-intensive trips, a small 2,200mAh battery pack suffices.
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    08-11-2016 11:31 AM
  25. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Well I don't drive, so GPS might be off lol. I'm a social media addict. I browse the Web and Google Play Music is easily my most used app.
    08-11-2016 11:34 AM
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